A Message from the Director

Since its founding, LIDS has been one of the most prominent places where numerous fields have been transformed from a state of "gadgeteering" to one that proceeds along "well-established scientific lines,"...

To The Statistical Limit

When Guy Bresler, Associate Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at MIT and a member of LIDS, travels to attend conferences, he often spends extra time in the area checking out the local rock climbing.

Honing Robot Perception

Against the odds, LIDS PhD student Heng Yang (who goes by Hank) has had a rather good year.

Using Data Science For Good in COVID-19

LIDS alum Kimon Drakopoulos SM '11, PhD '16 focused his doctoral research on the analytics of contagion and epidemics.

Moving Beyond Games

When Mengdi Wang SM ’10 PhD ’13 was a graduate student at LIDS she took a course on poker.

A Renewable Energy Future

As clouds of smoke billowed from the power plant smokestack, Pallavi Bharadwaj thought, This isn't sustainable.

Living Better With Algorithms

LIDS PhD student Sarah Cen remembers the lecture that sent her down the track to an upstream question.

Sound Bites: Max Taylor

The way I describe what I do at LIDS is I do all of the administrative things that help the faculty do their research.

LIDS Welcomes David Simchi-Levi

David Simchi-Levi is a professor in the MIT Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, a core faculty member of IDSS, and serves as the head of the MIT Data Science Lab.

In Remembrance of Matthew Brennan (1994–2021)

It is with deep sadness that we share the loss of LIDS student Matthew Brennan, who passed away suddenly on January 26, 2021, as the result of a previously unknown medical condition.